Carolin Widmann gave the world premiere of Julian Anderson’s Violin Concerto

Carolin Widmann returned to the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 14 March 2015 to give the world premiere of Julian Anderson’s In lieblicher Bläue with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and their Principal Conductor, Vladimir Jurowski. Written specially for Miss Widmann and very warmly received, the work is a co-commission with Seattle Symphony (with Ludovic Morlot) and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (with Edward Gardner).
“The poise and grace of Carolin Widmann’s solo line was a wonder” Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph
“Widmann proved an exemplary soloist” George Hall, The Guardian
“Widmann seemed utterly at home and in charge of the piece.” The Amati Magazine
“Writing the piece for yesterday’s soloist Carolin Widmann, a violinist with a flair for the contemporary, was a generally good move. Her fiercely focused tone, sometimes embraced and sometimes fought by the orchestra, remained one of the concert’s pleasures.” Geoff Brown, The Arts Desk
Miss Widmann’s next London performance is playing the Alban Berg violin concerto with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Christoph von Dohnanyi at the Royal Festival Hall on 1 October 2015.
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